Progression With The “Dunaway” or “Post-Modern” Swing Model

It is surreal sitting down at the keyboard to share my thoughts at this time, as there are far more serious issues at hand worldwide.

However, sometimes doing the normal thing can bring a little respite from the storm and I’ve had my fill today of looking at numbers, graphs and projections.  How about a little swing talk?

I discussed in the last posting how I used two different swingers using the same model to build the MCS Post-Modern or “Dunaway” swing model.

Now, I’ll share my thoughts on the progression I made from doing drills to ingrain the motion from the start of the back swing.

  • At first, it was exactly that – doing the same thing over and over again, which was taking the club back from address to the “3 O’Clock” position.
  • Then, I took the next step of continuing to the top after 3 or 4 of the initial moves – so, I would go “1, 2, 3 and 4,” with the 4 taking it all the way to the top.
  • Next, doing that and then from 4, the down and through swing.
  • The next progression, making a full back swing pivot from address to the top with the down swing.

I did this all winter and I’ve reached the last step of the progression:

  • Establishing the “feel” of the hip & leg action on the drill swings so that, instead of swinging with the drill visual and having to do it 3 times to make sure that first move was the optimal action, I am able to activate the muscles in coordination with each other to make a full back swing motion with the proper hip & leg action.

As we know, the model of the compound pivot swing (the “shift & post) requires very little action from the arms as the left arm moves very little from address to the top.

So, the entire secret to the compound pivot lies in performing the proper hip & leg action – once you’ve got that, you can repeat that entire swing motion from address to finish without having to do it in pieces the way you see pros on the tee or fairway today making 1/4 and half swings to ingrain the motion before the actual swing.

I’ll get into greater detail later but that’s about all I have to say today as again, there are far bigger things happening out there.

Thankfully, my home office has a large set of windows and, even as the storm rages world-wide, I am able to look outside and see that the sun has just emerged (it began to rain last night and went on most of today), and the raindrops on the glass are sparkling like jewels.

Much prettier picture than our current reality.

Stay safe, everyone!


4 thoughts on “Progression With The “Dunaway” or “Post-Modern” Swing Model

  1. peterallenby2013

    Stay safe friend! It is indeed a very different world, changing rapidly and at least for the moment, not for the better. BUt positive thoughts, impressions, and some normalcy do help to keep the “keel even”…I have a yard, it is emerging spring with all that is nature blossoming. Golf is the imagination and swing practice in the back yard. It is not a bad thing…It just is…for now! Thanks for all you do!

    1. D Watts Post author

      Hi P.A.! We made it through the winter, now let’s get through the spring. Thanks for the support my friend 🙂

  2. Uncle JJ

    Keep posting, DJ! We’ve all got a lot of time on our hands. Perfect opportunity to prepare ourselves for golf!

    1. D Watts Post author

      We have indeed, Uncle JJ – I’ll see if I can do my bit to help take our minds off things for a little bit. One thing’s for sure, many of us should have lots of time to do the drills I’m working on for the next video! 🙂

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